Channel 10 and Channel 13 are reporting that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to file fraud and breach of trust charges and an announcement could come as soon as Thursday. There was no immediate confirmation from the Justice Ministry.
Israeli law requires all politicians to resign if charged with a crime – except the Prime Minister.
The report comes minutes after Benny Gantz announced Wednesday night that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)